Liencres, Cantabria (Spain)

Architecture, Design & Creative Fabrication through Critical Making

Sitting Pretty / London Festival of Architecture / London / 2020 / Steam Bent Reclaimed Wooden Sleepers / 1:1

Sitting Pretty
London Festival of Architecture 2020

Looking to highlight the new role of railways and stations in urban regeneration – not just as transition points, but destinations – the proposal takes inspiration from the complex yet powerful spatial encounters between railway lines and the urban fabric of stations and the city.

The design treats reclaimed timber track sleepers with steam bending and digital CNC forming techniques, creating geometries that re-interpret the network infrastructure, and raise awareness of the importance of re-purposing and re-inventing in railway stations of the future. The modular and adaptable design can be expanded to create multiple configurations inspired by different infrastructure settings.

More information regarding the project at link below:
London Festival of Architecture Announcement
Architects Journal Article